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 Post subject: Re: Raleigh 1983 531C
PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 3:55 am 
rBoTM Winner
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Percybigun wrote:
Cool ta.

I dont suppose you know the weight of the 531 forks that was on it? That is assuming the bike had them.


Never had the fork but I'd guess close to 1 kg


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 Post subject: Re: Raleigh 1983 531C
PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 10:44 am 
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Lovely bike, I like the blend of modern and old, you have built something truly useful AND great looking there.


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 Post subject: Re: Raleigh 1983 531C
PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 3:20 pm 
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Lugs are identical to my '79 Carlton Professional, which was identical to the '79 Raleigh Professional, so I'm pretty sure you have an '83 Raleigh Professional frame there.

Loverly! :D


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 Post subject: Re: Raleigh 1983 531C
PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 4:53 pm 
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gavr wrote:
Percybigun wrote:
Cool ta.

I dont suppose you know the weight of the 531 forks that was on it? That is assuming the bike had them.


Never had the fork but I'd guess close to 1 kg


Just weighed some off a similar size frame (but low stack-height) ... Dead on 750g. (Accuracy of scales not guaranteed!)


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 Post subject: Re: Raleigh 1983 531C
PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 5:15 pm 
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torqueless wrote:
gavr wrote:
Percybigun wrote:
Cool ta.

I dont suppose you know the weight of the 531 forks that was on it? That is assuming the bike had them.


Never had the fork but I'd guess close to 1 kg


Just weighed some off a similar size frame (but low stack-height) ... Dead on 750g. (Accuracy of scales not guaranteed!)


The carbon's not much less then with the aluminum steerer


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 Post subject: Re: Raleigh 1983 531C
PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 5:18 pm 
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Captain Vimes wrote:
Lugs are identical to my '79 Carlton Professional, which was identical to the '79 Raleigh Professional, so I'm pretty sure you have an '83 Raleigh Professional frame there.

Loverly! :D


There doesn't appear to be a Professional in the 83 catalogue though and the team replica in 531C has the shot in stays


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